Politico Europe reports:
Poland will close most public venues this Saturday for three weeks, as the rapidly growing number of new daily coronavirus cases threatens the country’s already overwhelmed health care services, Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said Wednesday.
On the day of the announcement, the country noted 25,052 new infections, a 44 percent jump on the same day last week, Poland’s health ministry said in its daily report; 52 percent of the cases are of the more infectious British variant. There were 453 fatalities, up 13 percent over last week.
“The main reason for the development of this situation and its acceleration is the British mutation of the coronavirus,” Niedzielski told reporters.
Read the full article. Earlier this week Italy entered a “hard lockdown” through Easter.
Coronavirus infection cases in Poland grew to almost twice as many within the span of one week. New restriction measures will be implemented, with public venues closing for three weeks starting this Saturday. https://t.co/SVzR1aocmU
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